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Teach Your Dog To Sit, Down or Stand When You Are Twenty Feet Away
Do you deprivation to teach your Dog to ‘Sit’/’Stand’/’Down’ when you are 20 feet or more away from your dog?
There is a difference between asking a dog to ‘down’ when you are standing next to it or having it ‘stay’, then moving away, waiting for ten seconds and then moving back to deliver a encourage – and accomplishing these duplicate behaviors when you are 20 feet away from your dog and asking them to ‘sit’ if they are standing, ‘stand’ if they are sitting or going into a down class if they are sitting or standing.
Most dutifulness traineeship cues are given when the hotelier is sequential to the dog with the exclusion of the know cue.
Historically most of the dog initiation disciplines that use reach commands such as territory catastrophe posses used stimulate collars to achieve the contact they want.
The premise of this letters is that the dog is told to do article at a grasp and if they ignore the cue then the owner/handler applies an electric shock. The dog learns to do the behavior to evade or avoid an disagreeable if not painful stimulus.
There are far additional pleasant ways to teach extent obedience behaviors.
Last Saturday, at The DogSmith Training Center, in one 10 minute session two German Shepherds being handled by their owners had their dogs sitting and ‘downing’ with no victuals lures when they were 6 feet away from their dogs.
Although the spell of the behavior was thumping laconic it did exhibit that with direction and a systematic manner most private dog owners can effectively and efficiently teach their pet dogs a gangling standard of stretch obedience.
The term can be added later.
The behavior was built one parade at a time.
As the dogs became recognized with the rules of the defective and unmentioned that immense reinforcement was available to them for acceptance “it right” their erudition became faster and faster .
When starting this training with a tame dog with the goal of the dog sitting or ‘downing’ or standing from a distance, the top behavior criteria on the ladder must be 97% reliable.
The dog must already be able to express the behavior without a meal lure when the innkeeper is standing by their side or in lead of them. The behavior should be under the domesticate of both a vocal and physical cue, not the physical cue created by the lure mechanics but the second whole product cue.
Goal - To retain your dog go into a ‘down’ grade when you are 20 feet away using a uttered cue ‘down’ or a naive worker decided for ’down’
The blessing behavior criteria is built on the premise that the dog consign already cope to a oral “down” and a childlike drudge cue “down” when the innkeeper is in an good position.
This behavior should furthermore posses a built in spell of 30 seconds and be on a liberate cue of “okay”. The lessor should not own to lure the dog down with fare in their drudge or use their perfect body as a cause to persuade the dog into a ‘down’ position.
The dog should be comfortable sitting for spell of 30 seconds on an name schedule of reinforcement no other than every 10 seconds.
Take half a march away from the dog and ask the dog to ‘down’ using both the menial decided and the said signal.
As soon as the dog goes ‘down’ Click or chatter ‘Yes’ and stride back to the dog and deliver reinforcement.
The dog should not obtain the occasion to get up and delay the behavior. The reinforcement should be delivered to the dog in the ‘down’ position.
Repeat Step 1, 5 times
The dog should be successful on all five occasions.
If they are not, then the likelihood is that the initial behavior benchmark is not in place.
Since the dog cede already operate to a said “down” and a ingenuous navvy cue “down” when the host is in an virtuous station the owner should not own to lure the dog down with victuals in their worker or use their complete item as a prompt.
The dog should be comfortable sitting for word of 30 seconds on an phrase scheme of reinforcement no less than every 10 seconds.
Take a entire step away from the dog and ask the dog to ‘down’ using both the navvy glaring and the oral signal.
As soon as the dog goes ‘down’ Click or gibber ‘Yes’ and march back to the dog and deliver reinforcement.
The dog should not own the time to secure up and desist the behavior. The reinforcement should be delivered to the dog in the ‘down’ position.
Repeat this 5 times
Take 2 complete steps away from the dog and ask the dog to ‘down’ using both the workman blatant and the verbal signal.
As soon as the dog goes down Click or natter ‘Yes’ and trudge back to the dog and deliver reinforcement.
The dog should not retain the juncture to secure up and discontinue the behavior. The reinforcement should be delivered to the dog in the down position.
Repeat this 5 times.
Do not movement from this stage until you have 5 correct behaviors out of 5 attempts.
This is the great march and may prove to be the most laborious tread to gain past.
A brace of things may happen.
1. The dog may be confused, you retain now moved additional away than ever before.
This is a new behavior for the dog. The dog may try to procure closer to you back into the normal level the dog is in when being asked to ‘down.
2. At this stage you may retain to reintroduce a other exaggerated physical cue to nurse the dog to go ‘down.
’ Start off by equitable bending at the waist and using your workman to assistance impel the dog into a ‘down’ position.
This surpass can be faded latter on.
3. If you have to use a flawless physical cue, your object bending over and knees bending over to secure the dog to except into the ‘down,’ the dog may pop brazen mental there is victuals in your hand.
Be persistent, the dog consign “get it.
” Use a jolly upbeat voice to cherish the dog into position.
4. If you cannot stop the dog coming towards you then go back and find a middle criteria Such as one and a half steps away from the dog.
When you are comfortably travel back a parade at a time, doing sets of five behaviors at each step, you should activity on fading all the prompts that you had to reintroduce at Step 3 when you scale a span from your dog of 6 steps.
You entrust hold to iterate this criterion for each new grasp behavior you teach. When you own some hard reach behaviors for ‘sit’/’down’ and ‘stand’ then you can activity on having the dog protuberance between behaviors with you at a distance.
Do not expect that if you can retain your dog ‘down’ from ten feet reliably that you bequeath then at ten feet be able to put the dog back into a ‘sit’ from a ‘down.
’ You will obtain to impair your span from your dog to establish this behavior.
Niki Tudge is the owner and founder of The DogSmith, America’s Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Care Franchise.
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